Monday, May 25, 2015


BIG WIN -- Philly schools activist Helen Gym elected to City Council.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Education activist Helen Gym's victory in particular promises to bring energy and independence to an often monolithic and backward body. -- Editorial
Jal Mehta, Salon
Across this history, we see some recurring themes. The first is the outsized faith that Americans have placed in the tools of scientific management as a mechanism for improving schools. -- Education reformers have it all wrong
Chicago teacher
The working conditions I experienced at Urban Prep were the worst of my career, which has been spent entirely in the inner city. -- Edushyster
Chicago Tribune 
 The people hired to take on corporate salvation projects have to have "Mussolini-like powers to execute and implement," turnaround expert Bill Brandt of Development Specialists Inc. tells us. -- Editorial: Why Chicago schools need a turnaround expert at the top
Howard Zinn (1976)
 Memorial Day should be a day for putting flowers on graves and planting trees. Also, for destroying the weapons of death that endanger us more than they protect us, that waste our resources and threaten our children and grandchildren… The Becoming Radical

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